Author: Sarah Miles
The cold winter weather can play havoc on our bodies – leaving our skin and body dry and dehydrated, and looking very dull and lifeless. It is even more important at this time of year to keep well hydrated, so check out these top tips below to help keep up your hydration this winter.
Set a goal for drinking water
Making sure you drink enough water each day to keep hydrated can be really hard, especially at this time of year, but if you can establish a daily drinking goal it is one of the easiest ways to keep on track with your water intake. You can buy really cute water bottles, I have a marble design bottle, which looks so pretty sat on my desk and seeing it sat there reminds me to drink often.
If you really do struggle with remembering to drink often, you can download apps for your phone which will alert you when it is time to drink and stay hydrated.
Drinking water really helps keeps your body and skin hydrated and gives your skin that glow, which we all love at this time of year especially.
Eat foods that are very hydrating
Eating foods that contain a lot of water is another great way to keep hydrated at this time of year. Foods like watermelon, oranges, celery, strawberries and yogurt are a brilliant way to add more water into your daily diet. Try and limit your intake of friend and processed foods as these can zap all the moisture from your body.
Exfoliate and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Your skin can really suffer at this time of year. The cold winter weather coupled with heating can cause our skin to become very dry, dehydrated and flaky. Exfoliate your skin with a gentle body exfoliator a few times a week will help to get rid of any dry flaky skin and leave it smoother and looking glowing. Keeping your skin moisturized is one of the best ways to keep it hydrated. Use a body moisturizer designed for very dry skin, or even a body oil can provide instant moisturization for your skin, helping it to look and feel smooth and rally supple and hydrated.
You will need to change your skincare routine in the winter months. Don’t forget to exfoliate any dry patches of skin on your face. Your skin will be crying out for moisture and hydration, so add in a rich hydrating oil and change your day and night moisturisers those that will add more hydration to your skin – you will instantly notice and feel the benefits from making these small changes to your skincare routine.
Following these simple tips should help keep your skin and body super hydrated and full of life all the way through the winter months.